2013A NASA RallyCross Challenge Season

2013A NASA RallyCross season
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NASA RallyCross Challenge
Season
Races 8 3
Start date 13 January 2013
End date 27 January 2013
Awards
Drivers' champion 22px Dylan Livengood
Constructors' Champion 22px Revolution Racing
Privateers' Champion not awarded
Manufacturers' Cup 22px Mitsubishi
Nations' Cup 22px Germany
Tires' Cup 22px Bridgestone
Chronology
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2012C 2013B

The 2013A NASA RallyCross Challenge Season was the fourth season of the NASA RallyCross Challenge. Dylan Livengood and Revolution Racing will return as the defending Drivers and Constructors Champions. The season started on 13 January 2013 and ended prematurely on 27 January, due to a drop in car count because of a cheating controversy centered around Xander Clements. The series then came under pressure from a lawsuit stemming from this incident. Due to this the money awarded to the winner of The Drivers, Constructors, and Manufacturers Championships were withheld by the series.

Regulation Changes

  • The NASA RallyCross rulebook will be strictly enforced and read THROUGHLY before every event.
  • To be deemed a Constructor team and run for the Constructors' Championship, a team must have two cars run the entire season.
  • Any team/driver that does not run the full season will automatically be entered for the Privateer Cup.

2013A Schedule

Round Circuit Location
1 Croft RallyCross 22px Croft, GBR
2 Valkenwaard RallyCross 22px Valkenwaard, NED
3 Gifhorn RallyCross 22px Gifhorn, GER

2013A Drivers and Teams

NASA RallyCross Car Entries eligible to score constructor points
Manufacturer Constructor Individual Team No. Driver Rds
Citroën
(Citroën Xsara)
22px Citroën Red Bull World RallyCross Team MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 81 22px Josh Mertz All
HWR Red Bull RallyCross Team 524 22px Cody Erdmann All
22px Citroën Junior World RallyCross Team PCK Red Bull RallyCross Team 6 22px Dylan Smith 1-2
XCR Red Bull RallyCross Team 36 22px Xander Clements 1-2
22px Citroën NnN Racing RC Cola Hu-Pa Motorsports 35 22px Nick DiPalmo 1-2
RC Race Team 75 22px Nick Kahrs 1-3
Ford
(Ford Focus)
22px MONSTER Ford World Rally Team Fessler AutoSport 5 22px Andrew Fessler All
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer)
22px Revolution Racing Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 1 22px Dylan Livengood All
Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 2 22px Chris Wetz All
22px Revolution Racing Junior Team SPEED Energy DK Racing 24 22px David Krikorian 1-2
Bambi Racing 39 22px Case Brinksma 1-2
22px Schwartz Motorsports DLB RallyCross 15 22px Daniel Bellamy 1-2
Schwartz RallyCross 67 22px Andrew Schwartz 1-2
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza)
22px Prestige WorldWide MattyICE RallyCross 32 22px Matt Wishart 1-2
NASA RallyCross Car Privateer Cup Entries
Citroën
(Citroën Xsara)
22px TP Enterprises Lil Weasel RallyCross Team 6 22px Dylan Smith 3
Tpacch Motor Companies 55 22px Timmy Pacchioli 1-2
Ford
(Ford Focus)
22px Koninklijke Nederlandse de Autosport Super de Boer Rallycross Team 27 22px Tristan Hagenstein 1-2
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer)
22px Howe Autosport Brandon Howe RallyCross 83 22px Brandon Howe 2
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza)
22px Prestige WorldWide Turtle Beach RallyCross 41 22px Brian Mercurio 1
22px Smokey RallyCross Kodak RallyCross 77 22px Jacob Liestman 1
22px MONSTER Subaru World Rally Team MONSTER Subaru RallyCross 527 22px Zack Johnson 3

Team and Driver Changes

  • Dylan Livengood and Chris Wetz will inherit cars #1 and #2, due to Livengoods' and Revolutions' Championships.
  • Josh Mertz returns to the #81.
  • Xander Clements moves into the second Citroen WRXT car, due to having a higher average finish than Cody Erdmann.
  • Koninklijke Nederlandse de Autosport purchases the assets of Great Lakes Motorsports. Tristan Hagenstein still retains the race seat.
  • Andrew Schwartz purchases the assets of Webler Motorsports, teaming up with Daniel Bellamy.
  • Brandon Lambert is looking for a teammate.
  • John Gregorio joins with the new team United World RallyCross Team
  • Nick Kahrs joins Nick DiPalmo at his team, and switches from his independent Ford Focus to a Citroën Xsara.
  • Citroën, as a result, makes NnN Racing a works team, operating separately from the Red Bull/Junior teams.
  • Revolution starts up their Junior team, with David Krikorian and Case Brinksma.
  • At the 11th hour, Matt Wishart announces Brian Mercurio as his teammate at Prestige WorldWide.
  • Midweek before Valkenswaard, Citroën called Cody Erdmann back up to the works squad.
  • As a result, Xander Clements goes back to the Junior Team.
  • After Valkenswaard, Dylan Smith left Citroën Junior.
  • During Practice for Germany, Xander Clements was found to have illegal traction control on his Citroën. All driver/constructor points have been revoked from car #36, and Citroën Junior was removed from semi-works status.

Race Summaries

Round Race name Podium finishers
Pos. No. Driver Constructor Manufacturer
1 22px Round of Croft 1 66 22px David Krikorian 22px Revolution Racing Junior Team 22px Mitsubishi
2 32 22px Matt Wishart 22px Prestige WorldWide 22px Subaru
3 81 22px Josh Mertz 22px Citroën Red Bull World RallyCross Team 22px Citroën
2 22px Round of Valkenswaard 1 524 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Citroën Red Bull World RallyCross Team 22px Citroën
2 66 22px David Krikorian 22px Revolution Racing Junior Team 22px Mitsubishi
3 1 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi
3 22px Round of Germany 1 1 22px Dylan Livengood 22px Revolution Racing 22px Mitsubishi
2 524 22px Cody Erdmann 22px Citroën Red Bull World RallyCross Team 22px Citroën
3 199 22px Aaron Johnson 22px Aaron Johnson Racing 22px Ford

Championship Standings

Races and Results

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
22px Croft 22px David Krikorian 3
22px Valkenswaard 11
22px Gifhorn 22px Dylan Livengood 8

2013A Drivers' Championship

Points are awarded to the top 16 finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th   16th   17th-   Heat Win 
Points 20 17 15 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 1


Pos. Drivers Team CRO
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NED
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GER
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 Pts 
1 22px Dylan Livengood Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 7 3 1 47
2 22px David Krikorian DK Racing 1 2 39
3 22px Cody Erdmann HWR Red Bull RallyCross Team DNS 1 2 38
4 22px Josh Mertz MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 3 5 DNS 35
5 22px Andrew Fessler Fessler AutoSport 6 4 DNS 34
6 22px Chris Wetz Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 8 9 4 30
7 22px Matt Wishart MattyICE RallyCross 2 8 27
8 22px Nick Kahrs RC Race Team 11 18 6 17
9 22px Andrew Schwartz Shell Motorsports 5 13 16
10 22px Aaron Johnson Aaron Johnson Racing 3 16
11 22px Daniel Bellamy DLB RallyCross 12 7 15
12 22px Dylan Smith Lil Weasel RallyCross Team 9 10 15
13 22px Brian Mercurio Turtle Beach RallyCross 4 14
14 22px Case Brinksma Bambi Racing 13 17 DNS 12
15 22px Doug DeNise Best Buy RallyCross 5 12
16 22px Zack Johnson Cupcake Racing 7 10
17 22px Timmy Pacchioli TPacch Motor Companies 14 11 9
18 22px Nick DiPalmo RC Cola Hu-Pa Motorsports 10 16 8
19 22px Carson Clements Clements Racing 12 5
20 22px Tristan Hagenstein Super de Boer RallyCross Team DNS 14 3
21 22px Jacob Liestman Smokey RallyCross 16 1
22 22px Brandon Howe Brandon Howe RallyCross 16 1
- 22px Xander Clements XCR Red Bull RallyCross Team EX EX 0
Pos. Drivers Team CRO
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NED
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GER
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 Pts 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Made Final, Points Finish
Red Made Final, Non-Points Finish
Blue Missed final, Points Finish
Purple Missed final, Non-Points Finish
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
Suspended (SUS)

BOLD - Driver won their heat, they get an extra bonus point
Italics - Driver transferred through to the final via the LCQ

2013A Constructors' Championship

Pos. Constructor No. CRO
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NED
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GER
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Points
1 22px Revolution Racing 1 7 3 1 77
2 8 9 4
2 22px Citroën Red Bull World RallyCross Team 81 3 4 DNS 73
524 DNS 1 2
3 22px Revolution Racing Junior 39 13 17 43
66 1 2
4 22px Schwartz RallyCross 15 12 7 31
67 5 13
5 22px Citroën NnN Racing 35 10 16 14
75 11 18
EX 22px Citroën Junior World RallyCross Team 6 9 10 0 (31)
36 15 6
Pos. Constructor No. CRO
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NED
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GER
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Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Made Final, Points Finish
Red Made Final, Non-Points Finish
Blue Missed final, Points Finish
Purple Missed final, Non-Points Finish
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
Suspended (SUS)

BOLD - Driver won their heat, they get an extra bonus point
Italics - Driver transferred through to the final via the LCQ